Discover another dimension of Tuscany on this tour, as you visit the town of Torre del Lago Puccini on Lake Massaciuccoli, where the famous composer Giacomo Puccini resided. At the Museo Villa Puccini, where he and his wife are buried, you will see the piano room, where the esteemed Puccini composed all but the last of his operas.
A scenic drive then brings you to the walled city of Lucca, beautifully situated on the banks of the River Serchio. This easy-to-walk town offers so many attractions, including the Romanesque-style Cathedral of San Martino, the remains of an ancient Roman amphitheater in Piazza Anfiteatro, and the lovely Church of San Frediano, founded in the 6th century.
After lunch on your own, and free time to explore, it's off to Pisa, an architectural gem known the world over. The city was a powerful maritime center in the 12th century, and its architects and artists strongly influenced Romanesque and Gothic styles throughout Tuscany. Your first stop is the Campo, or Field of Miracles, an exquisite cathedral complex, where you will find the famous Romanesque Campanile, better known as the Leaning Tower. As fascinating as the Campo is, be sure to explore further during your free time. Pisa's finest collection of paintings is on display at the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo.
Please note: Dress conservatively to enter churches and monasteries. The order of the sites viewed/visited may vary. This tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Official guide in Lucca and Pisa only. At Villa Puccini in Torre del Lago, the escort and one of the personnel of the villa will guide during the visit.